That fuzzy surreal feeling that you get when you’ve had a bit too much to drink has been visually represented in Frozen Ghost Vodka packaging. (more…)

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Packaging Spotlight: Frozen Ghost Vodka

That fuzzy surreal feeling that you get when you’ve had a bit too much to drink has been visually represented in Frozen Ghost Vodka packaging.


Beringer transforms in-store wine tasting experience with flavoured strips

Aiming to make the wine tasting experience less of an elaborate event and more approachable at any time of the day, Californian wine brand Beringer created the Taste Station.


Blending Heritage with Nederburg and Thuli Gogela

Thuli Gogela of believes in preserving heritage. That’s why she makes a point of using indigenous ingredients in her dishes.


Nothing lousy about this Peringuey at all

REVISIONISTS seeking another statue to rant about or deface will be disappointed to discover that the memorial to Louis Albert Peringuey was removed some time ago.

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Could 2015 be the best vintage of the past decade?

Winemakers are notorious for playing their cards close to the chest when it comes to making predictions about the latest harvest.


Bob Skinstad and Marc Lottering visit Creation

On Friday, 10 April Creation played host to Bob Skinstad and his guests.



  The origin of Nurok is one which pays homage to the revered blends of the Old World. Charles Back’s, wife, Diane, whose painting is depicted on the front label, is a descendent of the N


Chenin Celebration


Mother’s Day @ Glen Carlou — Sunday 10th May 2015

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day.   welcome drink of Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2014 or Glen Carlou Syrah 2010 amuse bouche   starters taste of the karoo: slow braised lamb bobotie


Dinner on Queen Mary 2 in Cape Town harbour

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Our Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in CPT, DBN and JHB

We’ve wrapped up the team’s Top 10 ideas for how to celebrate Mother’s Day in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. They’ve been suggested by our contributors an



  In a city that almost makes you sign an agreement to eat sushi at least twice a month it’s a joy to find a place that brings a little bit of sparkle and spice to this slight obsession. 


Bartholomeus Klip in the morning

  [Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Biltong and Pinotage Festival at L’Avenir

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Creation among Major Winners at SA Top 100 Wine Challenge

No less than four Creation red wines were recently selected for the prestigious SA Top 100 Wine Challenge. Wednesday 15 April saw the announcement of the winners at a celebratory awards ceremony held


Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2012

I was recently appointed to the steering committee of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon and come the end of May, I’ll be judging at the sixth annual running of the competition in Friuli , Italy


The first “Rooibos-Wooded” Cider by Windermere Estate

The idea of making craft cider began way back in 1994, when Andre Le Roux and Mark Standford brought bitter-sweet apples from Europe to South Africa. Four years later they started experiments and in 1


A possible champion for Devon Valley

Devon Valley ward is one of the smallest of the recognised Stellenbosch wine-growing areas. Of the wards, it might be smaller than Banghoek, though it’s larger than Papegaaiberg (and whoever he


Bartholomeus Klip afternoon and evening

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Unlimited drinking pleasure with Van Loveren’s Unplugged62

Unleash your wanderlust with Unplugged62, an exciting wine-in-a-pouch range from the makers of the fun-loving Four Cousins and Tangled Tree wines. Ideal for everyone who shares a love of the great ou


Cape Winemakers Guild salutes 20 year Nedbank partnership

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nedbank’s association with the Cape Winemakers Guild and with the dawn of this remarkable milestone, the bank has renewed its longstanding partnership fo